Alex Ebbers
Alex Ebbers Love & Life 24 jul 2018

Deze illustraties sommen de struggles van het volwassen leven nét iets te goed op

Het leven in de grotemensenwereld kan soms behoorlijk ingewikkeld zijn. Waarom raken iPhone-oortjes altijd in de war, waarom zijn avocado’s altijd of te rijp, óf te zacht? Waarom bestaan katers en waarom kan iedereen niet gewoon even normaal doen?

We zitten allemaal met dezelfde struggles, dus besloot illustrator Kayden Hines de kleine dingetjes die het leven soms nét iets lastiger maken, om te zetten in grappige tekeningen. Want hoe alleen je je soms ook kunt voelen in de kleinste alledaagse tegenslagen, van binnen weet je dat we er allemaal doorheen gaan. Kayden vertelt: “It is my way of finding humor in the most mundane aspects of life, and making them universal and relatable. My goal—beyond my account being a creative outlet for me—is to make people feel less “alone” by seeing themselves in my posts.”
Bekijk een selectie van haar hilarische illustraties hieronder.

1.

This is happening again. RIP my gel manicure. 💅 If someone knows what it feels like to have self control, please let me know. ⠀ ⠀ Updated for spring nail polish colors! 💅 ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #nailsofinstagram #naildesigns #gelnails #nailsoftheday #instanails #nailstagram #nailpolish #nailblogger #kaydenhines

5,171 Likes, 374 Comments – Kayden Hines (@kaydenhines) on Instagram: “This is happening again. RIP my gel manicure. 💅 If someone knows what it feels like to have self…”

2.

My braiiiin is aliveeee with the taste of cofffeeeeeee. 🎶 ☕️ Yes my morning coffee makes me want to frolic in an open field singing show tunes like Julie Andrews from the Sound of Music. For 5 minutes at least. Although these days my caffeine addiction has graduated to me needing two coffees to feel this way… ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #soundofmusic #coffeeart #coffee #momentslikethese #coffeeshopcorners #coffeegram #sociality #coffeeaddict #lattegram #coffeelovers #coffeegeek #memesdaily #doodleart #illustagram #sketching #cartoon #create #artstagram #creatives #illustrateyourworld #illustrations #sketchbook #drawingoftheday #memes #illustrationartist #doodling #instaartist #illustrator #cartoonist

4,634 Likes, 78 Comments – Kayden Hines (@kaydenhines) on Instagram: “My braiiiin is aliveeee with the taste of cofffeeeeeee. 🎶 ☕️ Yes my morning coffee makes me want to…”

3.

Still working on becoming a responsible plant mom but I have a long way to go. My plastic plants are doing GREAT tho. 🌵 ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #drawingpen #drawingskills #comicartist #comicstrips #drawingbook #urbanartist #urbanarts #jungalow #illustration #succulent #creativelifehappylife #cactus #funnyposts #plantparenthood #aloe #livingwithplants #kaydenhines #potplants #indoorgarden #urbanjunglebloggers #plantstagram #houseplantclub #crazyplantlady

7,779 Likes, 167 Comments – Kayden Hines (@kaydenhines) on Instagram: “Still working on becoming a responsible plant mom but I have a long way to go. My plastic plants…”

4.

WHY DO I KEEP TRYING TO SMILE LIKE THIS? (Especially when I’m drunk??). It turns out poorly every single time. Note to self: I am not an Olsen twin. #tbt ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #sketchbook #skincareroutine #instadraw #illustrationoftheday #memesdaily #doodleart #relatable #illustagram #sketching #cartoon #create #artstagram #creatives #illustrateyourworld #doodlesofinstagram #instaart #drawingoftheday #comic #memes #illustrationartist #doodling #instaartist #illustrator #cartoonist #memestagram #illustrate #drawsomething

7,182 Likes, 213 Comments – Kayden Hines (@kaydenhines) on Instagram: “WHY DO I KEEP TRYING TO SMILE LIKE THIS? (Especially when I’m drunk??). It turns out poorly every…”

5.

I’m sorry NEUTROGENA but that’s not how any of this works! ⠀⠀ I tried to wash my face like this once and my bathroom looked like it was ravaged by a tsunami. 🌊 ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ #sketchbook #skincareroutine #instadraw #illustrationoftheday #memesdaily #doodleart #relatable #illustagram #sketching #cartoon #create #artstagram #skincare #illustrateyourworld #clearskin #instaart #drawingoftheday #comic #memes #illustrationartist #doodling #instaartist #illustrator #cartoonist #skincareblogger #illustrate #skincaretips #neutrogena

4,491 Likes, 92 Comments – Kayden Hines (@kaydenhines) on Instagram: “I’m sorry NEUTROGENA but that’s not how any of this works! ⠀⠀ I tried to wash my face like this…”

6.

Does anyone else feel like 80% of life is doing laundry?? Sharing this one again because I have two weekends worth of unpacking and laundry to do today and I don’t wannnaaaaaaa 😭 ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ #instaart #doodles #instadraw #illustrationoftheday #memesdaily #doodleart #relatable #illustagram #sketching #cartoon #create #artstagram #creatives #illustrateyourworld #doodlesofinstagram #sketchbook #drawingoftheday #comic #memes #illustrationartist #doodling #instaartist #illustrator #cartoonist #memestagram #illustrate #drawsomething

5,643 Likes, 234 Comments – Kayden Hines (@kaydenhines) on Instagram: “Does anyone else feel like 80% of life is doing laundry?? Sharing this one again because I have two…”

7.

It’s a very scientific term to describe how I feel about large groups of people, OK?? ⠀ ⠀ Inspired by a post on @thebasicbitchlife 💁‍♀️ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ #instaart #doodles #instadraw #illustrationoftheday #memesdaily #doodleart #relatable #illustagram #sketching #cartoon #create #artstagram #creatives #illustrateyourworld #doodlesofinstagram #sketchbook #drawingoftheday #comic #memes #illustrationartist #doodling #instaartist #illustrator #cartoonist #memestagram #illustrate #socialanxiety #drawsomething

4,186 Likes, 110 Comments – Kayden Hines (@kaydenhines) on Instagram: “It’s a very scientific term to describe how I feel about large groups of people, OK?? ⠀ ⠀ Inspired…”

8.

Things that scare me:⠀ 1. Spiders⠀ 2. Heights⠀ 3. Incoming calls ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #relatablepost #illustration #instaart #doodles #instadraw #illustrationoftheday #memesdaily #doodleart #relatable #illustagram #sketching #introvert #create #artstagram #creatives #illustrateyourworld #illustrations #sketchbook #drawingoftheday #sorelatable #memes #illustrationartist #doodling #instaartist #illustrator #cartoonist #memestagram #illustrate #comicstrip

4,126 Likes, 99 Comments – Kayden Hines (@kaydenhines) on Instagram: “Things that scare me:⠀ 1. Spiders⠀ 2. Heights⠀ 3. Incoming calls ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #relatablepost…”

9.

Just when you’re feeling good, it hits you! ⠀ I had one of those days yesterday where I seriously questioned WTF I’m doing with my life and wanted to retreat into a comforter / oversized hoodie / nap pod. It’s almost an inevitability that I’ll feel this way every so often (usually after I’ve been feeling pretty good about my life), so I’ve gotten used to it and come to expect it. On the flip side, I’ve also learned that these doubts pick up and leave just as suddenly as they arrive, so I’ve started to anticipate the ebb & flow of good & bad feelings, and know that these feelings aren’t permanent. ⠀ When I’m feeling this way, I have a couple of things I do to help myself “get through it”. 1️⃣ I remind myself that these doubts are natural and cyclical & part of the process. They don’t “mean” anything, unless I give them meaning. 2️⃣ I remind myself of why I’m doing what I’m doing. I ask myself if I’m ready to give up yet, and if the answer is no, then the only choice I have is to keep going. 3️⃣ I remind myself that I’m not alone. I read articles or books by people who have overcome their self-doubt & who inspire me (@adamjk, @austinkleon, @bymariandrew, to name a few. DM me if you want more recs!). 4️⃣ Finally, maybe I am super weird for doing this, but I save nice emails, compliments, or messages that people have sent me & I read them when I’m feeling “meh”. It helps bring me back to a time when I felt good about myself, & reminds me that I am the SAME PERSON now as I was then, & that nothing has changed except my thoughts about myself. ⠀ Just a reminder that although these doubts will UNDOUBTEDLY show up in our lives, we’ll get through it, and it’s how you make it through the period of doubt that matters most. Take care of yourself, & don’t give up, because this is all normal & there are good feelings waiting again on the other side. (Also🖕you, doubt). ❤️ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #instaart #instadraw #illustrationoftheday #relatable #illustagram #sketching #cartoon #create #artstagram #creatives #illustrateyourworld #illustrations #sketchbook #drawingoftheday #comic #illustrationartist #doodling #instaartist #lessonslearned #comicstrip #optimism #yourvibeattractsyourtribe

11.2k Likes, 175 Comments – Kayden Hines (@kaydenhines) on Instagram: “Just when you’re feeling good, it hits you! ⠀ I had one of those days yesterday where I seriously…”

10.

It counts as one slice if you never cut the pizza 🍕 *inspired by a post I saw on @kreativ31’s account* ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #instaart #doodles #pizzalover #pizzahut #pizza🍕 #instadraw #illustrationoftheday #memesdaily #doodleart #relatable #illustagram #sketching #cartoon #create #artstagram #creatives #illustrateyourworld #illustrations #sketchbook #drawingoftheday #comic #memes #illustrationartist #doodling #instaartist #illustrator #cartoonist

4,344 Likes, 113 Comments – Kayden Hines (@kaydenhines) on Instagram: “It counts as one slice if you never cut the pizza 🍕 *inspired by a post I saw on @kreativ31’s…”

11.

Just let me turn you into guacamole before you die, k thanks. 🥑 ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #instaart #doodles #instadraw #illustrationoftheday #memesdaily #doodleart #relatable #illustagram #sketching #cartoon #create #artstagram #creatives #illustrateyourworld #illustrations #sketchbook #drawingoftheday #comic #memes #illustrationartist #doodling #instaartist #illustrator #cartoonist #avocados #avocadotoast #avocadolover #avocado

8,924 Likes, 422 Comments – Kayden Hines (@kaydenhines) on Instagram: “Just let me turn you into guacamole before you die, k thanks. 🥑 ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #instaart #doodles #instadraw…”

12.

Are you #1 or #2?? This has been the source of a disproportionate number of “disagreements” in my house with my “roommate” aka my husband, who is horrified that #1 exists. I mean as long as you are brushing your teeth, either one is cool in my book. ALSO nobody better tell me that there is a “third type” that “doesn’t brush their teeth.” Nope.

3,764 Likes, 321 Comments – Kayden Hines (@kaydenhines) on Instagram: “Are you #1 or #2?? This has been the source of a disproportionate number of “disagreements” in my…”

13.

I like to think this is the reason my headphones get tangled every time I leave them alone for 5 minutes… 💕

3,708 Likes, 40 Comments – Kayden Hines (@kaydenhines) on Instagram: “I like to think this is the reason my headphones get tangled every time I leave them alone for 5…”

14.

I can already hear my husband complaining that I’m the one who steals the covers but THIS IS MY DRAWING and I can draw whatever I want. Plus he steals them more. The end.

3,339 Likes, 148 Comments – Kayden Hines (@kaydenhines) on Instagram: “I can already hear my husband complaining that I’m the one who steals the covers but THIS IS MY…”

15.

Happy Monday everyone!! I’m posting a remixed version of one of my first posts ever, because…Monday.

3,398 Likes, 93 Comments – Kayden Hines (@kaydenhines) on Instagram: “Happy Monday everyone!! I’m posting a remixed version of one of my first posts ever,…”

16.

Why is everything so hard?? (Except my abs)?

3,515 Likes, 124 Comments – Kayden Hines (@kaydenhines) on Instagram: “Why is everything so hard?? (Except my abs)?”

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